Warm Welcome to Professor Debasis Mitra

March 20, 2013

The Electrical Engineering Department of Columbia University is delighted and proud to welcome Professor Debasis Mitra as its newest faculty member.  Professor Mitra joins us after a highly successful term with Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent which began in 1968. His most recent position in Bell Labs was Vice President in the Chief Scientist's Office, where he had responsibility for academic relations and global partnerships. During 1999-2007, as Vice President he headed the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Research Center. While in the Chief Scientist’s Office at Bell Labs, he was involved in the creation of Bell Labs Seoul and the Center for Energy Efficient Telecommunications, a partnership with the University of Melbourne. His research contributions span a broad spectrum that is characterized by the combination of modeling, analysis, technology and applications, such as the theory and software tools for the integration of economics, technology trends and network design, network control (routing, admission, congestion), and the design and analysis of algorithms for solving numerical problem on massively parallel processors.

Currently, Professor Mitra's interests are

  • Science of Policies that Impact Engineers and Engineering Systems,
  • Science and Management of Innovations and Knowledge Creation Network Economics, and
  • Cooperative Inter-Networking Network Planning, Resource-Sharing and Traffic Engineering.

Along with pursuing his research interests, Professor Mitra will be working towards strengthening and creating the Electrical Engineering department's industry ties and research opportunities.

Professor Mitra is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Bell Labs Fellow and a Life fellow of the IEEE.

For more detailed synopsis of Professor Mitra's work and contact information, please visit his web page.